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This is an online journal of my artistic investigations and a way to communicate about my work, ideas, quandries and queries! I welcome comments and conversation and do hope you enjoy these musings. My artwork is available in my shop MissouriBendStudio on Etsy.com or on my website.


Monday, January 31, 2011

The Last Day of January

Winter Meditation no.16

Looks to me like the winter meditation pieces are beginning to show signs of spring!  It may not look quite like it from this photo, but there are green beads at the top and those rows of stitches at the bottom....do they look just a bit like green grass to you?  One can only hope....meanwhile the snow and wind swirl around me.  An on-again-off-again day in the studio, as it seems kind of hard to concentrate.  It's WAY too early for spring fever, that's for sure.  I've been enjoying my periods of reading The Proust Project and and now I can't wait to read the actual books.  I am quite sure it is the nourishment I need at this point in my life.  By the way, I have really loved all the comments on that last post from Friday...thanks for your enthusiam! 

I'll leave you with this little book page, which almost got tossed away.  It was once part of a larger and more cumbersome piece that was clearly a failure, but once I tore it in two and saw this half, I realized right away that it was a Page From The Book of Lost Meaning.  Those strange marks clearly date from a time before the written language...and who knows what they mean.  You can read more of the description and see details here. Have a good evening and we'll see you tomorrow!

Page From The Book of Lost Meaning


  1. P - Second page is just awesome! I want to be from the place/time that made these marks before language! Maybe I am? First page is a welcome reminder that in the midst of the worst winter in memory, hope - or spring - springs eternal! Thanks for the hints of green grass here where the snowbanks are high as an elephant's eye! Good works. Be well.

  2. G.....I think you probably have some of the volumes on your shelf of the enormous encyclopedic set called The Book of Lost Meaning...and perhaps you are the only one who can decipher them! Glad you like this little page so much! As far as winter, well I guess another big storm headed east....which didn't do much here, not that I'm complaining! Sorry you folks on the eastern seaboard are getting so much bad weather! Stay warm!

  3. I've been slacking. You have inspired me to focus and work again, especially on the sewn paper pieces. The balance on 16 is just right. Nicely done.

  4. Aria! Hope you are having a good start to the new year....and hope you feel inspired to make new work. Glad you like the winter meditation piece...thanks very much! Great to hear from you.

  5. Pattti - I love the hope of spring that appears in the winter meditation - and the marks from the book of lost meaning are stunning. Go well


  6. Fiona, thank you! I'm cold in my bones these days and spring seems a far-off thing, but obviously it is very much in my thoughts...the need for green! Cheers!


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